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Swatch CEO says company remains focused on mainstream smart watch market

Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek said the company won't rush to launch high-tier smart watches, despite losing ground to companies including Apple and Samsung in the mainstream market.

Samsung launches smartphone upgrade program in South Korea

Samsung said it will launch a new phone upgrade program for users in South Korea this week, enabling them to switch to new smartphones once a year.

Apple challenged by slowing iPhone sales in urban China, upgrades to Android in U.S.

Sales of the iPhone over the three-month period through January have slowed in urban China to their lowest levels since late 2014, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Which is more bad news for Apple in a sagging global smartphone market.

AT&T files legal brief in support of Apple, while Samsung and others remain on the sidelines

More than three dozen tech companies have filed legal briefs on behalf of Apple in its battle with the FBI over encryption. But very few carriers and smartphone vendors are going out on that limb.

Chipmaker Broadcom to cut 1,900 jobs following Avago's $37B acquisition

Broadcom said it will slash 1,900 jobs around the world in the wake of its $37 billion acquisition by Avago Technologies.

French parliament deputies seek tough encryption penalties against tech companies

Apple would face fines of €350,000 ($383,778) and potential jail time in France if it adopted the same stance towards opening up access to encrypted data as it currently has in the U.S., under draft laws proposed by French parliamentary deputies.

Report: Apple's iPhone may sport OLED display next year

Apple plans to ship the first iPhone with an OLED display as early as next year, according to a report from the Chinese branch of the Asian news organization Nikkei.

NY judge sides with Apple in case similar to San Bernardino

A New York judge rejected a request by the U.S. government to force Apple to help extract data from a locked iPhone in a move that could have an impact on the high-profile case related to a shooter in San Bernardino, Calif.

Telefónica partners with China's Phicomm for 4G devices

Telefónica plans to start selling smartphones made by Shanghai-based Chinese vendor Phicomm in Latin American markets in the second quarter of this year, underlining the operator's focus on offering low-cost devices to accelerate its LTE customer base.

Apple loses $120 million ruling against Samsung as patent battle drags on

Samsung scored a victory in its long-running patent battle with Apple as a U.S. appeals court overturned a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung related to Apple's patent-infringement claims against the company.